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Cafe Pasqual's Huevos Motulenos

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Category: Vegetables

 Ingredients List

  • 2 c Black beans; see recipe
  • 4 c Green chile sauce; see
  • -recipe
  • 8 Blue corn tortillas
  • 4 tb Vegetable oil
  • 1/4 c Clarified butter plus
  • 2 tb Clarified butter
  • 4 Bananas; split lengthwise
  • 8 Eggs
  • 1 c Feta cheese; crumbled
  • 1 c Green peas; fresh shelled or
  • -frozen; cooked until just
  • -tender in boiling water;
  • -well drained; and kept hot
  • 2 c Salsa fresca; see recipe
  • 8 Sprigs cilantro; for garnish


Recipe By: Cafe Pasqual's Cookbook by Katharine Kagel

Cafe Pasqual's is a well known restaurant in Santa Fe, NM and one of my
favorites. I have had this dish in the restaurant and it is GREAT!

The village of Motul on Mexico's Yucatan peninsula is the origin of this
wonderful concoction. In Motul, cooks serve this dish with diced ham, but
we have always been satisfied with it as a vegetarian offering. The fried
bananas are what "make" it.

Place the beans and chile sauce in separate saucepans over medium-low heat
and heat to serving temperature, stirring frequently to prevent scorching.

Brush each tortilla on both sides with vegetable oil. Place a dry skillet
over high heat. When the pan is hot, add the tortillas, one at a time, and
heat, turning once, until soft, about 5 seconds on each side. Set aside.

In a saute pan, melt the 1/4 cup butter over medium-high heat. When the
butter sizzles, add the banana halves and cook, turning once, until golden
brown on both sides, about 5 minutes on each side. Set aside.

In another saute pan, melt the 2 tablespoons butter and cook the eggs as
desired: fried, over easy, sunny side up, or scrambled.

To assemble the motulenos, place 2 tortillas side by side on each serving
plate. Spoon 1/2 cup of the beans into the center of each tortilla, and
place 2 fried eggs or one fourth of the scrambled eggs on top of the beans.
Ladle the chile sauce around he eggs, covering the beans. Scatter 1/4 cup
of the cheese and 1/4 cup of the peas over each serving. Top with 1/2 cup
of the salsa, and place 2 fried banana halves along either side of each
serving. Garnish with cilantro sprigs. Serve immediately.

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